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Bimbo, Central African Republic

Bimbo
Bimbo is located in Central African Republic
Bimbo
Bimbo
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates:
Country  Central African Republic
Prefecture Ombella-M'poko
Elevation 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 267,859

Bimbo (also, Bimo) is the capital of Ombella-M'poko, one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic, and is located 25.5 kilometres (15.8 mi) by road southwest of the centre of the capital, Bangui.[1] The country's second-largest city,[2] Bimbo had a population of 124,176 as of the 2003 census; and a calculated 2013 population of 267,859.[3]

Bimbo is the site of the country's only sex-segregated women's prison, Bimbo Central Prison. The prison was built in 1980 to hold 200 prisoners, although as of 2005 it only held 44, most of whom were pretrial detainees.[4]

Climate

[5]

The highest record temperature was 44 °C (111 °F) on Rebruary 25, 2004, while the lowest record temperature was 3 °C (37 °F) on January 22, 1993.[6]

Climate data for Bimbo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39
(102)
44
(111)
42
(108)
40
(104)
39
(102)
39
(102)
40
(104)
38
(100)
40
(104)
38
(100)
41
(106)
39
(102)
44
(111)
Average high °C (°F) 31.8
(89.2)
33.4
(92.1)
32.8
(91)
32.2
(90)
31.5
(88.7)
30.2
(86.4)
30
(86)
29.7
(85.5)
30.2
(86.4)
30.5
(86.9)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
31.19
(88.15)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.2
(77.4)
26.4
(79.5)
26.7
(80.1)
26.6
(79.9)
26.2
(79.2)
25.3
(77.5)
25
(77)
24.9
(76.8)
25.1
(77.2)
25.3
(77.5)
25.1
(77.2)
24.6
(76.3)
25.53
(77.97)
Average low °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
19.5
(67.1)
20.7
(69.3)
21
(70)
20.9
(69.6)
20.4
(68.7)
20
(68)
20.2
(68.4)
20
(68)
20.1
(68.2)
19.5
(67.1)
18.1
(64.6)
19.92
(67.88)
Record low °C (°F) 3
(37)
8
(46)
13
(55)
5
(41)
11
(52)
16
(61)
12
(54)
8
(46)
10
(50)
11
(52)
12
(54)
10
(50)
3
(37)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22
(0.87)
41
(1.61)
107
(4.21)
124
(4.88)
169
(6.65)
151
(5.94)
193
(7.6)
229
(9.02)
191
(7.52)
195
(7.68)
94
(3.7)
32
(1.26)
1,548
(60.94)
Source #1: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 365m[5]
Source #2: Voodoo Skies for records[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Google Inc. "Bimbo, Central African Republic". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=4.255833,18.404167&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=4.255833,18.404167. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  2. ^ Dominique Auzias (2010). "Un peu d'histoire". République Centrafricaine 2010-11. p. 79.  
  3. ^ "Central African Republic: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Country reports on human rights practices. US Government Printing Office. 2005. p. 91. 
  5. ^ a b "Climate: Bimbo - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Bimbo, Central African Republic". Voodoo Skies. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

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